Interrupting Bias & Hate


This training has been designed to increase participants’ awareness of a range of biased, discriminatory and hostile behaviors that have the impact of hurting and silencing those of marginalized social identities. Our team will provide tools for effectively interrupting harmful behavior and strategies for creating healthy social and workplace norms based on diversity, equity and inclusion.

This workshop can be customized to focus on particular forms of discrimination against specific targeted social identity groups, or provide an overview that looks at a range of discriminatory practices. Areas of focus may include: sexual harassment and assault, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia and transphobia, ableism, ageism, xenophobia and classism. We can customize Interrupting Bias & Hate to specific industries.

Customized active bystander training for your school, organization,
or business


At the completion of the full 15-hour training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify who is at risk for being targeted and who is at risk for perpetrating hate crimes

  • Have a deeper understanding of the history of race and racism in the United States

  • Be able to define and recognize sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination

  • Identify manifestations of bias and inequities within the organization, community and society

  • Use a variety of strategies to effectively interrupt potentially harmful situations

  • Respectfully “call in” those in our community who are doing the harm

  • Understand intersectionality as it impacts members of their team and those they serve

  • Recognize dynamics of power, privilege & perspective

  • See through the lens of diversity, equity & inclusion to identify and respond to microaggressions

  • Graciously receive feedback if/when they are the harm-doer

    This program includes our half-day Ethical Upstander© training


Two Day Module


For Businesses

The EEOC reported last year that much of the training conducted in businesses over the last thirty years, much of which has focused on legal compliance, has been ineffective in changing behavior. Their research found that bystander training and civility training is most effective for preventing and responding to harassment in the workplace.

For Schools

Racial and sexual discrimination, harassment and violence in schools and college campuses have reached crisis levels, harming students and institutions across the country. We need to respond more effectively than we have in the past. Bystander training creates allies and can change the culture on campus to one of respect.